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May 1, 1985 | ANN JAPENGA, Times Staff Writer
She was what was known as a "particular friend" in convent vernacular. An older nun, she was both teacher and inspiration to Nancy Manahan, who was at the time in her first year at the Maryknoll Missionary Sisters' Novitiate near St. Louis. Because talking was allowed only during restricted periods and preferring the company of one nun over the others was forbidden, Manahan said she often had to confess to two transgressions--breaking silence and having a particular friend.
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SPORTS
April 3, 2014 | By Chris Foster
The notebook in which UCLA wide receiver Devin Lucien jots his thoughts carried a different message recently. "I always write notes to myself, I have a huge notebook," Lucien said. "The note for spring was, 'Prove everything to yourself; don't worry about proving anything to anyone else.'" This is a new Lucien, who will be a junior this fall. The yakking, something that was as much his game as his speed and sure hands, has stopped. There seems a more focused purpose to his demeanor.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2012 | By David Ng, Los Angeles Times
Mix together a pound of ground lamb meat, a cup of fava beans, a splash of Chianti and some comedy seasonings, and what do you get? "Silence! The Musical" is a riotous and often profane theatrical stew that sends up the Oscar-winning movie "The Silence of the Lambs. " Since opening in New York last year, the stage comedy has become a modest success and has run at two different off-Broadway spaces. Next week, the show will make its Los Angeles debut at the Hayworth Theatre. The L.A. opening is particularly meaningful for the show's songwriting brothers, Jon and Al Kaplan.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
The subject of "Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide of Silence" is a Trappist monk and a prolific author who's considered a transformative figure in contemporary Christianity. In the 1970s, Keating became a key figure in the revival of contemplative prayer, reshaping an ancient monastic tradition for modern-day seekers. Filmmakers Elena Mannes and Peter C. Jones are attentive to the beauty and discipline of meditative devotion, and their portrait will be of special interest to followers for its intimate conversations with the monk, who turned 91 on March 7. Jones, Keating's nephew, has a background in art photography, evident in the creative use of composite stills.
OPINION
January 31, 2014
Re "Puzzling silence after death," Column, Jan. 28 My first thought after reading Sandy Banks' column on the friends of Kim Pham - who witnessed the horrendous assault that killed the young woman - refusing to talk to police was that it seems they have something to hide. I don't get it. Silence is definitely not golden here. Marie Pollara Lévesque Lake Balboa ALSO: Letters: How'd they get their guns? Letters: How safe is your credit card?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
The subject of "Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide of Silence" is a Trappist monk and a prolific author who's considered a transformative figure in contemporary Christianity. In the 1970s, Keating became a key figure in the revival of contemplative prayer, reshaping an ancient monastic tradition for modern-day seekers. Filmmakers Elena Mannes and Peter C. Jones are attentive to the beauty and discipline of meditative devotion, and their portrait will be of special interest to followers for its intimate conversations with the monk, who turned 91 on March 7. Jones, Keating's nephew, has a background in art photography, evident in the creative use of composite stills.
HEALTH
October 29, 2007 | By Diana Hossfeld, Special to The Times
A couple of months ago, I woke up early for my usual workout. I pulled on running clothes and shoes, fastened my hair back and reached for my iPod. Instantly, my stomach clenched as I looked down at the angry red color indicating the battery was dead. How was I supposed to go for a 5-mile run without Fergie, Gwen and Justin urging me on? Heading out into the hot Southern California summer sans music, I braced myself for a horrible workout. Yet as my body began warming up, I noticed something startling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1994
Re "Moment of Silence in Schools Endorsed by Senate Resolution," Feb. 5: Ah, come on, Senators--give us teachers a break! Change "one moment of silence" to at least one hour. HELEN CHROSTOWSKI South Pasadena
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 2010
Even Silence Has an End My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle Ingrid Betancourt Penguin Press: 530 pp., $29.95
OPINION
August 1, 2010 | By Garret Keizer
When bread is scarce, corpulence counts as beauty; when garbage dumpsters stink with wasted food, slenderness is prized. Small wonder that in our noisy civilization we should speak so longingly of silence. But most of us, most of the time, do not really desire silence. Something in us recoils from an utter absence of sound. The composer John Cage famously spent some time in a sensory deprivation chamber; he did not enjoy himself. Silence and noise have both been used as interrogation techniques.
OPINION
January 31, 2014
Re "Puzzling silence after death," Column, Jan. 28 My first thought after reading Sandy Banks' column on the friends of Kim Pham - who witnessed the horrendous assault that killed the young woman - refusing to talk to police was that it seems they have something to hide. I don't get it. Silence is definitely not golden here. Marie Pollara Lévesque Lake Balboa ALSO: Letters: How'd they get their guns? Letters: How safe is your credit card?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2014 | Sandy Banks
The beating death of Kim Pham has begun to morph into urban legend a la Kitty Genovese, the New York City woman stabbed to death 50 years ago while dozens of bystanders supposedly watched but did nothing to help her. In the Genovese case, it took decades to debunk that claim, which became the basis of a psychological concept called the "bystander effect" that explains why crowds fail to come to a victim's aid. In the Pham case, it took...
WORLD
January 30, 2014 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
BEIRUT -- Describing a sixth day of Syrian peace talks as both “tense” and “promising,” the chief United Nations mediator said both sides observed a moment of silence Thursday in memory of the tens of thousands who have perished in the civil war. “The opposition suggested a moment of silence for all the dead in Syria, irrelevant to which camp they belonged, and the government delegation immediately agreed,” Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2014 | Sandy Banks
I can't understand the beating death of Kim Pham, the 23-year-old woman kicked and pummeled to death outside a popular nightclub in Santa Ana. I can't understand the silence of her friends, who were with her that night and must have seen the altercation but refuse to talk to police. I can only understand the pain and confusion of Pham's father, who is trying to come to grips with the sudden loss of a much-loved daughter who seemed destined for success: She'd graduated from college, recently moved out of the family home and had just begun a new job. A few hours before she was beaten unconscious, she was reportedly texting her buddies about how she should wear her hair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2014 | By Anh Do and Christopher Goffard
She was beaten and stomped to death in the early morning hours outside a Santa Ana nightclub amid a group of fellow Vietnamese Americans. Some of her friends may have seen who knocked the 23-year-old Huntington Beach woman to the ground or who kicked her in the head as a crowd encircled them. Some may hold the clues that could bring Kim Pham's killers to justice. But as Santa Ana police detectives try to make sense of the melee that led to her death, the investigation is running into a wall of silence.
SPORTS
January 19, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
DENVER - As the clock ticked to zeros amid a roaring sea of rattling orange, Peyton Manning took off his helmet and ran away from the celebration. Before even shaking his fist into the air, he shook hands with the defeated New England Patriots. As his Denver Broncos teammates danced into the raucous Sports Authority Field locker room after a dominating 26-16 victory in the AFC championship game, Manning walked quietly through the madhouse with the most unusual of posses. He was accompanied by his two brothers.
SPORTS
October 5, 2013 | By Steve Galluzzo
The home stands are packed at Santa Ana Stadium, where Anaheim Servite is about to take on unbeaten Concord De La Salle, the #1-ranked team in California. A moment of silence was observed for George Dena, the head football coach at Servite from 1961 to 1971 and created the school's signature "Hut Drill. " Dena died September 20 at the age of 75.  
BOOKS
June 28, 1992
The reviewer, the author and the straying married women interviewed for "The Erotic Silence of the American Wife" (June 14) seem to ignore what would likely happen 10 years down the road if the women divorced, and then married those "wonderful" lovers. You guessed it: With a decade of overfamiliarity, an aging and heavier woman, a couple of kids and lots of "licit" sex, most of those considerate and caring lovers would change into just what the husbands are now! Proof: The divorce rate for second marriages is even higher (and faster)
NEWS
January 9, 2014 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - The surprising silence coming from the Supreme Court over the last week on a challenge to Obamacare by a group of Colorado nuns suggests justices are divided over what to with the complicated dispute. On New Year's Eve, Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted a temporary stay to the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Roman Catholic nonprofit charity that was seeking relief from an Affordable Care Act requirement that it formally request an exemption from offering contraceptives to its employees as part of its health plan.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Valery Gergiev is the major conductor today for whom the most superlatives apply. He is commonly hailed as Russia's greatest living conductor. As the general and artistic director of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg - which includes Russia's leading opera and ballet companies and symphony orchestra - he is his country's most powerful, prominent, celebrated, decorated and highly paid musician. He is also the cultural figure with the closest ties to the Kremlin. Gergiev and President Vladimir V. Putin are longtime friends.
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